When it comes to mobile gaming, nothing beats being able to play online with your friends or random strangers; the advent of the multi-player genre was by far one of the best decisions made by developers. While single-player titles can indeed offer hours of entertainment, there is only so much time available in “campaign mode.” Lately, it seems that the games lacking the multi-player experience are destined to suffer in terms of sales.
While online play originated with consoles, it has since expanded to the mobile world. In particular, the iPad has earned quite a name for itself in this respect. Apple’s famous tablet is used by millions of people each day for playing games, and many people have bought this device exclusively for this reason. Whether you are a newbie to the online gaming field or just want to get in the loop on what’s hot on the market, here is a list of the best multi-player games currently available for the iPad.
Online Multi-player iPad Games to Check Out
For a mere $2.99, be prepared to enjoy plenty of blood-splattering fun with your buddies. Your mission is quite simple; carefully move sharp blades out of the way to buttons underneath which need to be pressed. As the levels progress, the layout will become more complex and subsequently harder to pass. The great thing about this game is that you don’t need a lot of people to play it, although group parties can offer exciting challenges.
Fruit Ninja HD
If you haven’t already noticed, there are plenty of high-definition games to choose from. After all, why would you want to waste the beauty of your iPad’s display with anything less? Anyways, Fruit Ninja is the kind of game that may not seem all that appealing at first, but can easily suck you in for hours if you’re not careful. Think about it. You get to control a samurai sword (with the swipe of your finger of course) that is used to slice through various types of fruit. The feature we think makes this title so popular is the scoring element; you get bonuses and combination rewards for better cuts, which will inevitably lead to some intense online battle sessions.
This classic board game works pretty well in the digital field. The best feature by far is the top-down mode, which basically turns your iPad into a virtual board game. Monopoly is best played from this view anyways; friends and family can gather round the table like the good old days. Now if only the iPad could be used to dispense Monopoly money!
Call of Duty: Zombies
Oh snap! COD is on the iPad. If you have ever played this mode, you know how addicting (and hard) it can be. If you can make it into double digit levels on this device, then consider yourself a pro. Seriously though, this is the perfect example of how mobile gaming is pure eye candy!
Russell Billings is a freelance writer from Iowa. More of his work can be seen on his website.